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ERIC Number: EJ1048293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Preventing Inclusion? Inclusive Early Childhood Education and the Option to Exclude
Cologon, Kathy
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v15 n4 p378-381 2014
While there is increasing international commitment to inclusive education, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), many children remain excluded at school. One marginalised and frequently excluded group of people are people who experience disability. In the recently released first report on Australia under the CRPD, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has found that Australia is failing to meet its obligations under the convention, including failing to uphold the right of all children to inclusive education. Drawing from a conversation with a pre-service early childhood teacher in Australia, this article explores some of the exclusionary structures and practices that form considerable barriers to the realisation of the commitment to inclusive education. The intention of the article is to provoke discussion on these important issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia